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Enemies Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Enemies Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

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Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln PHOTO

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies,
but even more to stand up to your friends.
- J.K. Rowling

When men are easy in their circumstances,
they are naturally enemies to innovations.
- Joseph Addison

 

You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

Love your enemies.
- Jesus (Matthew 5:44)

Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this,
we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.
- Abraham Lincoln

Choose your friends carefully.
Your enemies will choose you.
- Yasser Arafat

I no doubt deserved my enemies,
but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
- Walt Whitman

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world
that we must love our enemies - or else?
The chain reaction of evil -
hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -
must be broken, or else we shall be plunged
into the dark abyss of annihilation.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.
- Abraham Lincoln

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
- Lao Tzu

We have no enemies,
we have only friendships that we haven't yet developed
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we hate our enemies, we are
giving them power over us:
power over our sleep, our appetites,
our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness.
Our enemies would dance with joy if only
they knew how they were worrying us,
lacerating us, and getting even with us!
Our hate is not hurting them at all,
but our hate is turning our own days
and nights into a hellish turmoil.
- Dale Carnegie

There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when
two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife,
confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.
- Homer

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A man can't be too careful in the choice of enemies.
- Oscar Wilde

A man who was completely innocent,
offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others,
including his enemies,
and became the ransom of the world.
It was a perfect act.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

To my surprise, my 70s are nicer than my 60s and my 60s than my 50s,
and I wouldn't wish my teens and 20s on my enemies.
- Lionel Blue

(Jesus on Love)
You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies
and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

I choose my friends for their good looks,
my acquaintances for their good characters,
and my enemies for their intellects.
A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
- Oscar Wilde

Never explain - your friends do not need it and your
enemies will not believe you anyway.
- Elbert Hubbard

Always write angry letters to your enemies.
Never mail them.
- James Fallows

Lovers may be and indeed generally are enemies,
but they never can be friends, because there must always
be a spice of jealousy and a something of Self in all their speculations.
- George Byron

Love your enemies, bless them that curse you,
do good to them that hate you, and pray for them
which despitefully use you and persecute you.
- Matthew 5:44

It's said in Hollywood that you should always forgive your enemies -
because you never know when you'll have to work with them.
- Lana Turner

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive
is devoid of the power to love.
There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Be assured those will be thy worst enemies,
not to whom thou hast done evil, but who have done evil to thee.
And those will be thy best friends, not to whom thou hast done good,
but who have done good to thee.
- Tacitus

Love Your Enemies
Ye have heard that it hath been said,
Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy.
But I say unto you, Love your enemies,
bless them that curse you,
do good to them that hate you,
and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.
- Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 5:43-44)

"Mother Teresa Prayer"
People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
... Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you
of selfish, ulterior motives;
... Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some
false friends and some true enemies;
... Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
... Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
... Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
... Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
... Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
... Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.
We can do no great things - only small things with great love.
- although commonly attributed to Mother Teresa,
who kept a copy of this prayer on
the wall of her Calcutta orphanage,
this prayer was actually written by Kent Keith.

We are all "neighbors."
Our world has gotten too small for us to be anything else.
We can no longer have "us" and "them" - friends and enemies.
A person from Iraq, or Russia, or Columbia is
no more a stranger or enemy than a person from across town.
A few people everywhere are troublemakers.
Every religion provokes a few people to become extremists.
Do we need police around the globe? Unfortunately, we always will.
Do we need war? Does that question even deserve an answer?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I guess there is nothing that will get your mind off everything like golf.
I have never been depressed enough to take up the game,
but they say you get so sore at yourself you forget to hate your enemies.
- Will Rogers

Cheney is a terrorist.
He terrorizes our enemies abroad and innocent citizens
here at home indiscriminately.
- Alec Baldwin

I think it is just stupid economics for a government
to approach economic management from a strand of thinking
regarding unions as enemies.
- Bob Hawke

The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other -
instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.
- Edward Abbey

Progress is a nice word.
But change is its motivator.
And change has its enemies.
- Robert Kennedy

If you want to make enemies,
try to change something.
- Woodrow Wilson

We English are good at forgiving our enemies;
it releases us from the obligation of liking our friends.
- P. D. James

Beware of no man more than of yourself;
we carry our worst enemies within us.
- Charles Spurgeon

There are no enemies in science, professor.
Only phenomena to study.
- Charles Lederer

Since I was an atheist for many years and came to believe
in God through my studies in science,
it frustrated me to see students and parents who viewed
faith and science as enemies.
- John Clayton

We need a foreign policy that distinguishes America's
friends from her enemies,
and recognizes the true threats that we face.
- Sarah Palin

Forgive your enemies, but first get even.
- Lester Cole

The French and the British are such good enemies that
they can't resist being friends.
- Peter Ustinov

The bombers were enemies of Islam and enemies of the country.
We will do everything and anything needed to stop them.
- Khaleda Zia

Enemies are so stimulating.
- Katharine Hepburn

I regard Christian and Jewish fundamentalism,
and all other forms of fundamentalism,
as the enemies of God - and I hope you'll quote me on that.
- Arthur Hertzberg

The enemies of freedom will not prevail.
- Bill Frist

I learned early in life that you get places by having the right enemies.
- Bishop John Spong

Our constitutional liberties shall not be sacrificed
in our search for greater security,
for that is what our enemies and all enemies of freedom
and democracy hope to achieve.
- Tammy Baldwin

We are at war with enemies that still have the intent
to do further damage to Americans at home and abroad.
- Bradley A. Blakeman

Monarchs ought to put to death the authors and instigators of war,
as their sworn enemies and as dangers to their states.
- Elizabeth I

As our enemies have found, we can reason like men,
so now let us show them we can fight like men also.
- Thomas Jefferson

You see, we are here, as far as I can tell,
to help each other; our brothers, our sisters,
our friends, our enemies.
That is to help each other and not hurt each other.
- Stevie Ray Vaughan

I hate admitting that my enemies have a point.
- Salman Rushdie

As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good
friends or ardent enemies,
for the former instruct him and the latter take him to task.
- Diogenes

The last of our enemies is laid low.
- Clement Attlee

Pick your enemies carefully or you'll never make it in Los Angeles.
- Rona Barrett

A President is best judged by the enemies he makes
when he has really hit his stride.
- Max Lerner

I owe much to my friends; but, all things considered,
it strikes me that I owe even more to my enemies.
The real person springs life under a sting even better than under a caress.
- Andre Gide

If you don't have enemies, you don't have character.
- Paul Newman

Dictators must have enemies.
They must have internal enemies to justify their secret
police and external enemies to justify their military forces.
- Richard Perle

We have real enemies in the world.
These enemies must be found.
They must be pursued and they must be defeated.
- Barack Obama

The Home Guards are required to come in at once and deliver up their arms,
those who fail to do so will be regarded as enemies
of the Government and treated accordingly.
- John H. Morgan

In Russia all tyrants believe poets to be their worst enemies.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

What did our nation ever do to provoke these madly
vicious enemies? What is seen as injustice in one place
is seen as just requital in the other.
- Mary Douglas

Men of sense often learn from their enemies.
It is from their foes, not their friends,
that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war.
- Aristophanes

Propaganda is that branch of the art of lying which
consists in nearly deceiving your friends without quite deceiving your enemies.
- F. M. Cornford


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